[arch-dev-public] Xorg-server 1.5RC6 enters testing

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 5 06:51:54 EDT 2008

Jan de Groot schrieb:
>> A recompile of the driver didn't seem to help anything.

There is nothing to compile here, the X driver is just a binary.

> Yes, nvidia doesn't support xorg-server 1.5 in their legacy drivers yet.
> For now it means switching to the free drivers.

In the past, nvidia has always provided compatible drivers for new 
kernels and X server, even for the two legacy branches. So we can assume 
that they will eventually support 1.5.

> The status is the same
> for ATI users who are using catalyst now. To use xorg-server 1.5 they
> will have to switch to xf86-video-ati or radeonhd.

Unless you have a r400 card: Those are only supported by vesa and catalyst.

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